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and honey, i hit a plane? imagine being the driver of one of these cars calling home to imagine being the driver of one of these cars calling home to explain this. captions paid for by abc, inc. welcome to a new week. diane sawyer with chris cuomo on this monday, august 24th. robin is off. there were fast-moving developments in the model murder investigation. >> the suspect police believe responsible for jasmine fiore's death is ryan jenkins. you see him pictured there. he was found dead in a motel room apparently a suicide. however, the case not closed. a miss tierous woman may have been helping hip escape. jenkins was found a hundred miles from where he was found to have crossed the border in hope, british columbia, where brian rooney is with the latest. brian? >> reporter: diane, we're up in the mountains of british columbia. an hold motel on the outskirts of town just across from the railroad tracks.
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>> the deceased person was found in a motel in hope, british columbia, is, in fact, ryan jenkins. >> reporter: it's a motel occupied in part by recovering alcoholics and addicts. jenkins had failed to leave his room by the 11 a.m. checkout so the manager went in. >> i cracked the door, seen the computer sitting on the bed and a few other things and then i follow through with the door and as i follow through with the door, there he was hanging from the coat rack by a belt. >> reporter: jenkins had been here since thursday night about 6:30 when an attractive blond woman who appeared to be in her 20s checked two people into room 2 while a man waited outside in a silver p.t. cruiser. the manager didn't know that the man he saw only once in the parking lot was jenkins. >> he didn't look like the guy on tv. he was very gaunt. very thin looking, very worn out. >> reporter: not the confident contestant on the vhs reality show "megan wants a
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millionaire." he had been wanted for the murder of 28-year-old jasmine fiore, a las vegas bikini model he met and married over several days last march. her body was found august 15th stuffed into a suitcase in a dumpster south of los angeles. her teeth and fingers removed. the body was identified by serial numbers on her breast implants. jenkins was last identified wednesday leaving his waterski boat in point roberts, washington, and was assumed to have crossed into his native canada. he came to this motel 24 hours later. a former fiancee of fiore's in las vegas reacted to jenkins' death. >> so many unknown questions, who, why it happened. i would love to see him sit in jail for the next day and every day for the rest of his life. >> reporter: there is the business of the mysterious blond about 5'9" about 120 pounds i was told. a very pretty woman, the kind who always hung out with ryan jenkins. police obviously now are going
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to want to talk to her. she would be an accomplice. we have no idea yet what her identity is. >> all right. thank you, brian. that's right. this investigation still very much open. moments ago i spoke to orange county district attorney tony racaucus. here's what he had to say. thanks for joining us. can you tell us where the investigation stands this morning? >> well, at this point the canadian mounted police are continues to investigate the matters around the scene of the death of this defendant, ryan jenkins and the buena park police will continue the investigation in california here just to sort of wrap up all -- whatever the loose ends might be. there's still certain things that need to be done, but, you know, we don't want to just close the books until it's completely finished. >> do you believe that jenkins may have had help in committing this murder or in disposing of jasmine fiore, word of this other woman who checked him into
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the motel, what do you make of all this? >> well, there's no indication that he had any help in committing the murder. i mean, that's -- all of the evidence is clearly indicates that he's the lone perpetrator of this horrible murder. but whether or not he might have had some help later on particularly, you know, once he got into canada and, you know, and thereafter. >> when you look at the detail of the grisly dismemberment of jasmine fiore, is that the kind of thing that you assume someone just knows how to do, to hide someone's identity or do you think that maybe he would have had to seek information about that? >> no, no, i don't think that's something anybody would necessarily know how to do. it's really kind of an amateur idea to believe that you could hide somebody's identity like that. i mean, there are other ways to identify people and certainly dna would be an identifying
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characteristic, so -- >> and on the forensic side, even though such terrible things were done to jasmine fiore's body, you were able to identify her body in a very unique way. tell me about it. >> well, she was identified at the autopsy by the serial numbers on her breast implants. >> so how confident are you that you know exactly who did this to jasmine fiore and that the case is basically closed? >> well, we're very confident that we know who the killer is. all of the evidence points to ryan jenkins without, you know, without any question, so, you know, very clearly he's the killer here and he's the sole perpetrator of this killing. >> all right, mr. rackauckus, thanks for joining us. >> okay, thank you. >> the prosecutor said that mode of identification not that unusual. who knew about that? in the next half hour we'll speak to the mother of jasmine fiore. diane? >> and we turn now to another story in the news this morning. those tourists in maine who were
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swept out to sea by giant waves created by hurricane bill. they were pulled into the water by a massive wave. in fact, the fierce storm churned up waves all along the northeast coast forcing dozens of rescues over the weekend. abc's john berman is live in southwest harbor, maine, with the latest for us. john. >> reporter: good morning, diane. it looks so peaceful, so serene in this vacation spot but yesterday not far from here the seas were churning and as thousands of people were watching like it was some spectator sport, a rogue wave claimed the life of a 7-year-old girl. this home video shows a young girl and her father struggling in the violent waves from hurricane bill that struck maine's coast sunday afternoon washing tourists off the rocks above and ending in a dramatic rescue. coast guard reached them after 45 minutes in the water pulling out a 12-year-old girl from maine as well as a father and his 7-year-old daughter from new
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york city. the girl unresponsive at the time later died. >> our goal is to get there as fast as possible and get the people out of the water and safely back to shore. it's never routine and especially with the hurricane blowing the swells up we had large swells today and hazardous environment. >> reporter: park officials estimated 10,000 people gathered at acadia national park to watch the impressive but rough surf. >> a bunch of people were standing near the edge. they got soaked by a wave, and then they didn't step back, and another wave came and took them out. >> reporter: with the observation deck closed at thunder bay people ventured out on to the high rocks and a wave estimated to be at least 15 feet struck knocking down nearly a dozen people and dragging three into the chilly 55-degree water. 11 people went to the hospital with broken bones after being slammed into the rocks. >> the waves were 12 to 15 feet and it was a nice sunny day so people didn't care so much about
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you getting closer to the water but that's the recipe for disaster really. >> reporter: the place where this happened is called thunder hole because when the waves hit, they sound like thunder claps. but everyone here says this morning it's simply amazing two people were able to survive in the water for as long as they go. diane? >> john, here is what one of the first responders just told me about the moment of the rescue. he is coast guard chief edward iverson. chief iverson, thanks for being with us. describe for me the scene when you pulled up in your boat. >> yes, once we got the phone call we arrived on scene. we had waves anywhere from 12 to 15 feet. an occasional three to four sets of 15 to 20-feet surf breaking on the rocks. once we got on scene, we worked with the national park service. they diverted us to point out where the two people in the
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water were. then we rescued them out of the water. >> when you pull up initially you see only two people in the water. >> yes, it was two people in the water right at the thunder hole. then afterwards we were searching for a third person, a 7-year-old child. >> and that was the daughter of the man you had pulled up? >> yes. >> how did they survive in 55-degree water with 15 to 20-foot waves for the half hour it took to get there? >> it's just amazing how they did survive. both persons, a woman and the older gentleman, both had severe injury, broken bones and when we got on scene they were just treading water. >> were you part of the team that pulled her out? was there an attempt at resuscitation? >> yes. when we brought the 7-year-old child on board we did not have any vitals. i had three of my crew members there conducting cpr on her, and we transported her to ems
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approximate 15 to 20 minute as way. >> have you ever seen waves like this? >> normally not this time of the season. only during a hurricane. normally during the winter and the fall. >> well, again, chief iversen, thanks for getting up early and being with us. >> thank you. >> the horrible situation to withstand and really not one rogue wave we're talking about here, sam. this was a much bigger situation. >> the rogue wave term needs to be a different definition. this was a big hurricane and it was slamming regularly waves up against the shoreline. some those waves are reported at the park at about 15 feet high but buoys measured 20 to 40-foot waves. other pictures from coast. up the eastern seaboard to show you the waves and damage. in volusia county, florida, the first fatality. a 54-year-old swimmer washed ashore there and go all the way up to penny cove in nova scotia
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where 20 to 25-foot waves were reported there north of the park where you saw all of the tourists that were gathered there. i'm also, chris, told that the park was closed, right? that area. >> the observation point was closed. >> so, in fact, these people really should somebody far away from that area because when you have those kind of waves, slamming up against the rocks and particularly in a storm like that it is going to be an unpredictable situation. i know it is something thaw want to see but you need to see it from a safe distance and today as that storm pull as way we still have watches and warnings for high surf, rough surf, rip currents all along the eastern seaboard as folks are vacationing. these are not the beaches you're used to. much more forceful water being forced up against the beaches. still a day to stay out of them or stay weary. we'll watch the storm weaken until it gets to the british isles as a low. powerful low but loses its tropical characteristics in the colder water in the atlantic. quick hit of heat in the deep south.
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and there's where your strongest thunderstorms are.
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>> in the weather in the next half hour serious heat in texas, diane. we'll show you the entire path of what was hurricane bill. >> thanks to you, sam. now president barack obama is officially on vacation but you can't say he is getting away from it all. the health care debate has followed him and abc's white house correspondent yunji de nies is with the president on martha's vineyard. yunji? >> reporter: well, that's right, diane. this morning the health care reform controversy has followed the president, he may not get much rest. abc news has learned the secret service visited the kennedy compound several times yesterday for what could be a possible meeting with senator ted kennedy who is suffering from brain cancer. a family source says a visit might be in the offing depending on the senator's health. saying he has good days and bad
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days. senator kennedy has been advocating health care reform for decades. he has been missed. >> it's huge that he's absent, not only because of my personal affection for him, but because i think the health care reform might be in a different place today. >> reporter: the president may be out of town but the debate rages on. >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or very, very passionate mixed minds about. >> reporter: one conservative group has followed the president to the vineyard with local tv ads chastising mr. obama for taking time off now. >> the beach is nice this time of year. but while president obama vacation, concerns mount about his health care plan. >> reporter: the president is he consed in this 28-acre private estate which rents for a minimum of $35,000 a week. the obamas are footing the bill
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but that might not matter to critics. >> it's seen as a liberal enclave, you know, filled with swells and elites. that gives additional fodder to the right to show that this is a celebrity president out of touch. >> reporter: now, aides say the president will be calling members of congress to discuss health care throughout the week, but when asked if this is a working vacation, they said, no, this is a family vacation. chris? >> all right. yunji, thank you very much. certainly the debate goes on. lease bring in from washington meeting us here on "good morning america" the chairman of the republican national committee, mr. michael steele. mr. steele, pleasure to have you. >> great to be with you. good morning. >> so let's make some news here. there's all this talk about how we protect seniors. have you your own proposal. i have it in my hand right there. seniors health care bill of rights. tell me what this is. >> well, this is really another way to make sure that we're having the right debate here in america about what health care really means and our seniors
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have really come under fire in the last few weeks, as more and more proposals look to be cutting benefits out of medicare programs. some $500 billion the democrats have proposed and it's made a lot of seniors nervous and i thought it was important for us to send an important signal that as we begin this debate in earnest this fall we keep in mind the greatest generation and make sure that if at all costs we do no harm to them and the benefits they're currently receiving so we put together six points that more philosophically if nothing else that we should be mindful of as we go through this debate. first off we should protect the seniors' ability to access health care. to give them that relationship this they need with their doctors so they can get the care they need. we want to make sure that we are not cutting the medicare program, in fact, we should be focusing our efforts on reforming that because we've all been told that this system is going to go bankrupt in just a few short years so why we're not
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focusing on this now as we talk about health care is one of those concerns that i have along with a lot of other seniors. >> mr. steele, here in this health care bill of right, very interesting what is not here, the word death panel is not anywhere in here. is this a sign of positive progress that we're not going to talk about death panels anymore as a scare tactic? >> well, first off, no one has talked about death panels as a scare tactic. you've got to understand the context of that term came from the people of this country. there wasn't someone sitting in ray shop making it up. people read a bill. they interpreted these panels that were being put in place as -- of concern to them, and they addressed it in the best way that they could. my view of it is, i don't need the government rationing health care. i don't look at it so much as a death panel. any time you get a body of individuals that go beyond me and my doctor who are going to make decisions about what kind of health care i get, that's rationing of health care so we want to make sure the seniors are protected from any rationing of their health care going
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forward that that doctor/patient relationship is sacrosanct. >> something else not in here, no talk of the insurance companies. when you talk about denial of care or where that money is in excess in the system, it always comes back to the insurance companies. but nothing here. should we start talking more about them in this debate? >> absolutely, absolutely. i mean, it's very much a part of this when you talk about how ensuring seniors keep their current coverage and talk about end-of-life discussions, those types of discussions involve insurance companies and certainly insurance companies are going to play a very big role going forward in this health care debate and they're very much a part of making sure that seniors are not put on the short end of the stick when it comes to their health care. >> so where do you see in terms of a time line of getting this done? when do you think that you and i sit here on "good morning america" celebrating that there is a reform bill. >> well, that's a good question. it depends on what the president is prepared to do. if he's going to continue down the road of greater government
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involvement, growing the size of government in this regard, it's going to be a problem. there are a lot of republicans and democrats alike who are growing in their concern about the direction the president wants to take, so if the president comes back from vacation and he says that, you know, the idea of a big public plan where there's more emphasis on government control as opposed to individual and doctor/patient relationships, i don't see that plan getting done any time soon. >> all right. mr. steele, appreciate it very much. thanks for coming on the show. good luck with the health care bill of rights. >> all right. >> diane? >> coming up we will have the mother of jasmine fiore who for the first time will talk about the breaking news overnight, her reaction. when people say, "hey mike, why ford? why now? you know what i do? i introduce them to the most fuel-efficient midsize sedans... and suvs in america. i don't know if you've heard, but this whole fuel-efficiency thing... kind of a big deal. anyway, ford and lincoln mercury have you covered. in fact, they're your cash for clunkers specialists. they'll recycle your ride
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in ocean city. in between we've got a frontal boundary. that front ignited showers and heavy storms this morning in southern maryland now pushing through the lower eastern shore from southern caroline county and cambridge through salisbury and beaches of maryland and delaware. the frontal boundary nearby, will be meandering throughout the day. thrns a chance of more showers and storms as cool air works its way in. it will at least drop the humidity the next couple days. today partly sunny, plan for an afternoon storm. take an umbrella just to be safe. looking for a high of 85. let's check the roads with kim. >> traffic appears to be moving along nicely on 95 southbound approaching whitemarsh boulevard. though you will experience some pockets of congestion as you head towards the 695/895 split. keep in mind if you're going downtown, saratoga street closed in both directions between martin luther king and greene streeting from the earlier watermain break. pennsylvania avenue is probably your best alternate. in parkville, glen arm road between manor road and cromwell
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the inner harbor eating dinner at johnny rockets. officers began to question fein and said he becam agitated and shoved the cop. police have been on heightened alert since the shooting last week at the inner harbor. and they say when they thought someone had a gun the response was quick. >> the bottom line is people can't be jerks at the inner harbor. if a policeman comes up to you and asks to you do something, just follow instructions no need to make a scene or make a big issue out of nothing. >> reporter: the ravens released this statement "like all citizens tony will get his due process and have his opportunity to explain. there are two sides to every story." his agent says it was a case of police profiling. he says the officer was aggressive and fein didn't shove him. following the incident he was charged with assaulting a police officer and taken to central booking. linda so, abc2 news. a look at what is coming up on "good morning maryland" at 9:00 -- we're bringing in
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two financial experts to answer your investment savings and mortgage questions. and we're getting everybody ready for back to school one woman in cecil county is trying to do her part to help those in need. how she's sending out donations across the country from her own home. that and more. see you at 9:00. right now back to new york and more "good morning america" at 7:30.
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you're looking at jasmine fiore, we have news this morning about her murder. an international manhunt for her ex-husband and reality tv star ryan jenkins ended last night. jenkins found dead in a motel room apparently a suicide. now, in a moment we'll get reaction from jasmine's mother speaking out for the first time but this case is still very much active as we report to you this morning. good morning, everybody. chris cuomo here with diane sawyer. robin is off. and later on in the program dr. mehmet oz will be along, four things, four things he wants you to know that can reduce your risk of serious illness by 80%. it's inconceivable you can make
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that big a difference with a few simple things and has those specific tips. >> first this morning we're going to speak to jasmine fiore's mother but we want to get the latest in the case. it's still an open investigation. abc's brian rooney has the latest for us on the situation for us. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, chris. ryan jenkins' body was found here in this motel room behind me at the thupdz der bird motel in hope, british columbia, up in the mountains across from the railroad tracks outside of town. he had checked in here with a young woman four days ago for a three-night stay and when he didn't check out yesterday morning, the manager went inside and found his body hanging by a belt from the coat rack. his death does not necessarily wrap everything up here for investigators. for one thing there is the matter of the young woman with whom he checked in several days ago. we don't know who she was. she's described as 5'9", slim, very pretty. driving a silver p.t. cruiser with albert da plates.
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that would possibly be from calgary. investigators most certainly would want to know who she is and what role she played in ryan jenkins' brief life as a fugitive. chris? >> thank you, blind, for the reporting. a lot of missing pieces. prosecutors don't believe that jenkins had help in the murder but maybe after the fact. they still don't know where jasmine fiore's car is. all of this resting on the shoulders of jasmine fiore's mother, lisa lepore. we spoke to her just moments ago. thank you very much for joining us this morning. i'm sorry to have to talk to you under these situations. what did it mean to you when you found out this news about ryan jenkins? >> it was -- it was a great relief that we weren't going to spend months and months of our life trying to find this person and bringing him to justice. i mean, we wanted justice for jasmine. >> ms. lepore, what does this mean to you, this information about jenkins? >> well, it's sort of -- you know, i have mixed feelings
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about it. i mean it's a relief to know that this man is not out there with the possibility of causing harm to other people, you know. i mean, that was a dangerous person. and now we don't have to worry about him but i -- you know, i feel like, you know, he was a coward and he took the easy way out, didn't want to face the consequences of his actions and that's how he dealt with it. you know, i would have liked to have seen him behind bars. >> is this closure for you? >> it's just one step in closure. it's the beginning of a process of closure. and it's a relief to have -- to know that this part is done. >> and, nick, let me ask you something while i have you here. can you imagine any kind of motive that someone could have had to bring this type of violence into jasmine's life? >> no, no, no, never. she would never -- she never did anything to make anyone feel any
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sort of animosity toward anything. just she -- she was just a beautiful girl and he took her from us. >> and your daughter, jasmine, and jenkins had had a rocky road but she did decide to let him back into her life at the end. do you know why? >> well, i think she had, you know, a big heart. she wanted to have faith in him. she wanted to give him a second chance. she was willing to i guess take that risk. i'm sure he was very convincing that, you know, he would provide whatever she wanted. i think that he was just very good -- i think he was like a professional con artist and my daughter is -- she's never had any people around her really like him and so, you know, i just think that it's just, you
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know, how a young woman who's, you know, in love like she gave headline a second chance. >> how are you going to remember your daughter? what do you want us to know about jasmine? >> she was a wonderful person. she was kind-hearted. she was thoughtful. she was adventurous. she was strong. she loved like animals and she went out of her way to, you know, look after her friends and her family. you know, she was just a delight. everyone that met her, people that just met her for the first time even just -- she made, you know -- she was a shining light. you know, everybody -- she just had this exuberance and this vibrancy. >> iowaant to thank you both for being with us this morning and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. >> thank you. >> lisa lepore, nick runeare who
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is a former fiance, longtime friend of jasmine. >> let's go to kate snow with the rest of the headlines starting with the fires in greece. >> that's right. good morning, everyone. firefighters in greece scrambling to battle nearly a hundred out-of-control wildfires menacing the country since friday. thousands of people near athens, greece, have been evacuated as gale-force winds and scorching heat fuel the flames. so far dozens of homes have burned, and more than 30,000 acres have been charred. a branch of the justice department is now recommending that nearly a dozen prison abuse cases involving terror suspects be re-opened reversing the bush administration. that could potentially expose cia employees to prosecution. the report is being released later today. cash for clunkers ends at 8 p.m. eastern time. but you may have already missed your chance to trade in your gas guzzler because most dealers have put the brakes on the rebates after a sales surge over the weekend. they're worried they won't get their paperwork in on time and get stuck with the bill.
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"the new york post" is reporting that bernard madoff is dying of cancer. his attorney will not confirm or deny that report. but "the post" reports inmates at the federal prison in north carolina said madoff is telling everyone there about his cancer diagnosis. finally it's not every day you see a plane make an emergency landing on a freeway but have the video to prove i. santa barbara. it ran out of fuel and landed right there on the highway. collided with three vehicles. luckily, nobody was hurt. and that is the news. stunning when you see that kind of wreckage. >> he wanted to go down with the flow of traffic to try avoid hitting anyone but went right into oncoming vehicles. scary. >> so glad sam is back from vacation. >> nice to be here. we're going to continue our video survey of the coastline over the weekend. the first and only so far, hurricane of the atlantic season, bill, now just a memory for the east coast and abc news cameras were everywhere this
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weekend. we've already shown you the north and southern points. we're going to go right through the middle and start with wrightsville beach, north carolina where there were 50 water rescues and in montauk out on long island, 12-foot-waves at least, in some cases a bit higher than that. all the beaches along the new york area were closed, by the way. a survey of what you'd call a perfect cape verde storm. forms off the coast of africa then has the full run of the atlantic. it swirls off the east coast of the u.s. and now in about two days from now will be kind of over the england area, english aisles. looking at a cold front that kept that storm kind of off in the atlantic and it's a good thing that cold front was there. that front is still there. there will be widely scattered storms an the eastern seaboard. san antonio, about 100 degrees for more than 55 days this summer. important when you realize that the previous record was 30 days. right in that 30-day category. here's where the tongue to severe storms are and quick look
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what an amazing way to bring back lessons for american health care. 11 countries, every approach from high-tech scans to body ointments and healing massages, we are talking about the odyssey of "washington post" correspondent t.r. reed who
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decided to get advice on treating an old shoulder injury and bring back, as i said, lessons for america about health care around the world by doing it personally himself. and he has written a book called "healing america" and it is great to have you here. >> flighted, diane. i love your show. >> thank you very much. i wanted to start with the headlines from this trip around the world. you're like marco polo looking at health care around the world. finally someone is doing this. big headlines as i understand them. other countries spend half a person that america does. >> and cover everybody with high quality. >> and cover everybody. >> in fact you say at one point other countries regard us basically like cambodia. >> they dump on american health care. they have this smug superiority. we may be better at some stuff but they do better at keeping people healthy. >> the u.s. ranks low on goodness which is just healthy people just making people preventively healthier. >> yeah, and in terms of keeping people healthy, recovery from major diseases, the other countries all do better.
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>> this was brand new to me. no other developed country in the world lets insurance companies make unlimited profit on the health of the citizens. no other developed country does this? >> no, the last one that did allow for profit health insurance was switzerland and they got to where we were where the companies wouldn't cover people who were sick, so they changed their system and now it's nonprofit insurance and they cover everybody. >> so a lot of people are doing some things right out there and some things that don't work, as well. what you decided to do, it's such an interesting way to go about it. you have an old shoulder injury. you dislocated your rotator cuff and somebody put a pin in it. i think we're looking at it. >> a stainless steel screw did that at bethesda naval hospital. >> tell me how far you could raise your arm before you set out on the trip. >> i could get about there before i started. >> that's it. okay, you begin in the u.s. and they recommend to you the surgery, which is the kryptonite bionic replacement.
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>> exactly. cut out this shoulder that god gave me and put in titanium. that's the plan. >> with all the attendant risk. >> it might have worked but a lot of risk. >> you head out and you start country to country and let's talk about the different in cost of what they would have offered you. the scan alone, went to japan, the scan alone in the u.s. costs $1,200. in japan, $98? >> yes, that's right. >> how is that possible? >> well, because in those countries they have strict cost controls and that actually drives innovation. they brought the cost down. >> surgery in the u.s. would have cost you $1,600. if you had gotten surgery in germany it would have been $28? >> well, it's 15 -- $14 a quarter. if i had it all done in three months it have only been 14. >> german health care is considered very good. >> better results than we have. >> and yet there were in some countries some problems. if you had wanted to see a specialist in canada you had to wait 10 to 12 months to do it. >> 12 months just to see the guy
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much less get treated. >> not like germany or japan. that's complete government-run health care. >> no, in canada, the docs and hospitals are private. the payment is public. in germany, everything is private. >> so coming back, which solution appeared to work for you and how many of the countries you went to recommended other things besides surgery? >> they all recommended other stuff. in britain, pretty good system but they wouldn't fix my shoulder at all. they said, hey, you're living your life home, go home. france, germany, japan would have done the same operation the american recommended but said you could do steroid shots or fiscal therapy and in india, this is really sweet, six guys massaged my shoulder with warm oil. it was great. and guess what, it worked. >> that's the procedure that worked? >> well, i did it for six weeks and they -- every day they would massage me with warm oil that had herbs and medication in it, right, like a rotisserie chicken
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or something and, yeah, guess what, i got more movement. >> and how much can you lift it now? >> now, look at that. is that gain or what? i tell you. remarkable. >> you decided to the to have the surgery. >> that's right. i don't need the titanium shoulder. i can get along without it. >> what would you say to americans today who are trying to follow this health care debate? what's the number one lesson you'd say to them? >> all the other countries decided first we're going to cover everybody, anybody who is sick can get to the doctor and then you can design a mechanism to get there. they all did. we're so hung up on the mechanism we keep losing the goal. >> and the goal is to make people healthier to start with? >> yes, the goal is universal coverage at a reasonable cost and i think we could do it because all of the other developed democracies have done it. >> sometimes low-tech is just as good as high-tech or better. >> quite often work, did for me. >> okay, thanks to you. tr. reid, read an excerpt of "the healing of america" at abcnews.com/books and we'll be
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>> 7:56. first day of school for anne arundel county and kent on the eastern shore. we've got partly sunny skies in baltimore. temperature of 71 degrees. feels like a muggy 77. while we're watching maryland's most powerful doppler radar it's dry around baltimore. looks like there could be sprinkles back in portions of howard county and montgomery county, west side of dc this. cluster of rain came from southern maryland. still hitting portionses of
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carroll county, southern half of delaware through salisbury and pushing through the maryland and delaware beaches. that moves out but a sign of energy is still in the atmosphere. so today we'll call it partly sunny skies, still a chance of an afternoon storm. take the umbrella. our two-degree guarantee up around 85. let's check the roads with kim. >> thank you. as we check at 95 southbound, this is a -- zooming in tight, to whitemarsh boulevard, approaching whitemarsh boulevard, you can see traffic fairly backed up. give yourself extra time. we have road hazards that have intersections closed, especially downtown, saratoga street closed in both directions between mlk and greene streets because of the earlier watermain break. try pennsylvania avenue as an alternate. in parkville, glen arm road remains closed at manor road and cromwell bridge crowed because of a downed tree. word of a crash, inner loop at reisterstown road, blocks the right shoulder. and brienl daniel court, a crash that blocks the right lane there.
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and jfx at northern parkway, traffic looking good in both directions. back with more "good morning america" next.
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"good morning america" continues with the latest on hurricane bill and the deadly waves that swept tourists out to sea taking the life of a 7-year-old girl. plus, dr. oz has four key ways to live longer and healthier. what we can do right now to reduce our risk of serious illness by nearly 80%. and the latest and greatest products good enough to earn the "good housekeeping" seal. how about a computer keyboard you can put in the dishwasher?
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>> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us in your home and in our home. chris cuomo, diane sawyer. hey, how are you? nice to meet you. how are you doing? how are you doing? >> hello. >> beautiful group of people. >> so great -- >> they look at me and think i'm your security guard. it happens every morning. >> i should be so lucky. anyway coming up dr. mehmet oz is here. he's so clarifying. he always makes you believe in yourself and your health. he has his new show coming out soon. we'll talk about that but the four things, a new study has shown, that can change your risk of chronic disease by 80%. 80%, four things and that's ahead. under the headline of god forbid. something happens to you and have to worry about what happens to your loved ones or if you're in the hospital. scary questions but ones we need to deal with. today there are five legal documents that all of us need. i know it sounds boring but we
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must plan for these kind of eventualities especially when you have people depep dent on you. we'll tell you what they are and what you need to get them right. >> can make all the difference as you know. let's go to weekend anchor kate snow. >> diane, chris, good morning. good morning, everyone. an international manhunt is over for the prime suspect in the grisly murder of a model former reality tv star ryan jenkins was found dead in a canadian motel room on sunday. he had apparently committed suicide. jenkins had been on the run since the dismembered body of his wife jasmine fiore was stuffed in a suitcase in a dumpster near los angeles. police are position he's the right man. >> well, we're very confident that we know who the killer is. all of the evidence points to ryan jenkins without, you know, without any question, so, you know, very clearly he's the killer here. >> authorities also want to talk to a young blond woman who checked into the motel with jenkins. the remnants of hurricane
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bill have moved beyond u.s. shores this morning after creating rough surf up and down the east coast. our john berman is in maine where the waves proved deadly. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kate. well, hurricane bill did not make landfall here. it passed well out to sea but still the waves it churned up had deadly consequences. thousands of people lined the shoreline at acadia national park to watch the waves come crashing in. hurricane bill churning out in the sea creating conditions with 15 to 17-foot waves coming in. as they washed it was a rogue wave, perhaps higher than 17 feet, that took people into the water. three people including a father and a daughter, a 7-year-old girl, she would not survive. the coast guard was on the scene within 45 minutes pulling people from the water in a dramatic rescue. it's amazing they say that two people were able to survive treading water for 45 minutes in temperatures of about 55 degrees.
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now, the park service had closed ab observation deck and blocked off parts of the parking lot where people were watching from, still a lot were able to watch the waves come crashing in. >> john, thanks. 50 million americans on social security will not receive a cost-of-living increase for the next two years. social security rusties say because the cost of energy and other consumer goods has actually gone down. it's the first time that's happened since 1975. fidel castro made a rare public appearance on cuban tv, the first time he's been on camera in more than a year. the former cuban president met with law students from venezuela and looks a lot better than he has in the past. castro turned 83 this month. and finally a great dane that is truly living up to the name dane. titan could take over the title of world's tallest dog. check it out. a vet measured him to be 3'6 1/4 inch inch at the shoulders just
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edging out the old record. could be a month or so though before guinness officially gives titan the title. that is the news at 8:04. on to the weather now and sam champion. sam? >> good morning, kate. it looked official to me and, kate, if you showed it then i believe it. i believe that's all official. as far as i'm concerned it's just done right there, kate. >> it's done. >> it's done. and i don't know about feeding pizza to dogs but dr. marty becker is here. we'll talk about all the things you can and can't do for your pets. staring right at the camera, right, good? tell me your them. >> emberly. >> from where? >> santa barbara, california. >> that's a gorgeous little girl, by the way. earlier she was turned this way. are you her mom? >> mom is back here. >> and she was turned this way. i'm like, no, you have to face that way so you can get on tv. one or two things going on we want to talk about. here's again on the eastern seaboard once you're south of the virginia beach area, things are going to be a little bit better than north today but this water is still really chopped up
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from what was hurricane bill. so make sure you take it easy. anywhere near the east coast beaches make sure there is a lifeguard if you go in the water there. the warm-up, see this area of high pressure getting to finally what could be a summertime position, new york city by wednesday 90 degrees. atlanta, 90 wednesday. dallas, you stay hot. as a matter of fact, this heat is just incredible in texas, more than 50 days above 100 degrees and several towns in texas. that's crazy for summertime heat there. that's going to continue t
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>> getting down so -- i'm on tv all the time. kayla, you get on tv now. this is your chance. who are we going back to, chris? diane. diane? >> chris, diane, whichever comes first. thank you, sam. well, we all know changes toward a healthy life can affect your longevity. what if you knew that you could reduce your risk of chronic disease with four simple things by 80%, 80% reduction. dr. mehmet oz who as we know is the champion of healthy living has his very own show, "the dr. oz show." cannot wait, september 14th. this is a new study. did it shock even you, 80%. >> it did. we have spent so much time together on "good morning america" talking about the basic fundamentals but to have a large study from germany come out and reinforce what we've been saying over and over again ma we can cut down by 80% as you said chronic disease. get this, caught that little bit with mr. reid earlier, we can
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cut our health care costs in half by addressing this kind of a basic fundamental approach to preventing illness. >> health issues instead of rectifying issues and if you can just end heart disease with these things how many years of extra life would we have. >> gain about seven years of life. that's a big number but the bigger gain is that every single day we're living we'll be healthy and get that vitality that we so much desire from our day-to-day lives. >> smoking, we know. >> we've got a big program on abcnews.com. we go a program together on helping people stop smoking. big message is this, it's hard to do it by ourself. only succeed 5% of the time. get yourself help. we got it there for you. >> obesity and you said i know you said overnight i'm not talking about big bodies here. i'm talking about something else that has to do with health. >> not talking about big thighs. i'm talking about -- >> thank heavens. >> i mean they'll cost you a couple days. >> i thought it was an
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intervention. >> but the reality is if your body mass index is over 3 -- that 30 number sort of cutoff point. >> that's fat and -- >> muscle and bone but let me explain a little differently. those curves are hard to read. if your body mass index is measured by weight and height. puts the numbers on it. five feet tall your weight should be 155 pounds or less. that's a big number. >> a big number. >> i'm 5'9". if i weighed 200 pounds -- >> you'd be obese. we're not peoplooking for peopl with a little more weight on board but obesity. so much fat on board it creates inflammatory process and your body wages civil war against itself and the result of that is you create these corrosive fluids in your veins that rot away your arteries that leaves heart disease and so many other ailments 34er7bs complain of. >> heading toward obesity and those are shocking number, as you're heading that way you're inflaming your arteries.
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surprising to me, exercise, exercise actually relaxes the arteries, relaxes the muscles. i didn't know that. i would have thought it constricted them. >> one of the beauties of exercise, of all the things i mentioned that's probably the most important. we don't focus on. ken is doing it in a simple way. exercising on a bike watching us on "good morning america." why do we pick that example? i don't think you should put exercise in at the end of the day. makes it part of your day-to-day lives. use the stairs and commit yourself parking further from the mall. incorporate simple little tools that make it easy for to you do the right thing. >> you talk about a total of 3.5 hours a week. this is of what? >> a half an hour of any kind of activity that will make you a tiny bit breathless, not a lot. doesn't have to be painful or onerous, simple, simple steps we know across all societies have been correlated with longevity. >> and it relaxes your arteries. the food changes. this is a mantra now. eat what you need to eat first
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instead of worrying about what you don't eat -- need to eat. >> some examples from this trial. concrete. so the first step was you need your grains. you need about seven servings. they come in different forms ranking from popcorn to oatmeal. there are polyphenols in grains also, not just a fiber. these stimulate the arteries to relax in a different mechanism of how exercise does. >> every day you need to eat seven servings. look at all this. all this. >> a lot of food. >> okay but by the way, not simple cash bow high days but whole grain pasta. four servings of fruits, five servings of vegetables. >> every day? >> every day. >> if you eat all of this you don't have a lot of room -- >> you caught me. that's the trick. once you eat all of this, if you have extra room go ahead and have the extra stuff but this is what you have to get into your diet every single day. meat, saturated fats, which they have in them relatively small part, less than two servings. a serving is point size of a pack of playing cards so roughly across the board a serving is a
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i.n.s.ful or playing card amount. keep that in the back of your mind and nuts, i've made these special. this is how you eat them if turkey. soaked in water. the argument being if you put them in water they taste different, might appeal to you but also they germinate so become alive. >> oh, really so you keep a water vat of nuts on your desk all the time. >> i do. >> to dip into. >> your show as we said is september 14th. very exciting. you and i had a chance to do something i had never done before. i got to go into dr. mehmet oz's open heart surgery, 1 of the 5,000 surgeries he's performed in his life but the whole point of the show did to keep keep from your operating table. >> exactly. that's the point. i talk to people day in and day out about why they're having open heart surgery and the real goal is have the option, have the conversation early enough and make it playful which is who the show is about and make it joyous so people are laughing. they realize that was pretty
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cool. >> there's going to be a lot more on "nightline" and "gma" tomorrow about our day in surgery, our day in surgery. here's a little clip. >> and how often are you completely surprised anymore? >> in every case, every single operation there's one moment where the patient could die. i don't remember ever in my whole life that not being a part -- it's not that i think it's going to happen but i really if i go left rather than right we'll have a catastrophe. >> it was an awe-inspiring -- >> just to follow up on that, as you remember, people will see it tonight and tomorrow, the thing that really hurts me the most is when people come to surgery and begin to expect that they'll get a good result because no matter what we do with high-tech surgery whetheon our shoulders or hearts it's usually palliative. we're making you sort of as good as you were. the ultimate key to vitality and ultimate key to health won't be in washington but in our living rooms. >> i love thinking of it as vitality and not just being
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fog and low 60s overnight. let's check the roads with kim brown. we have problems on 95 northbound and southbound at whitemarsh boulevard. you can see traffic is backed up way a lot. that is because of an accident on southbound 95 at the o'donnell street exit that has the right lanes blocked. traffic slows before whitemarsh boulevard so give yourself plenty of extra time. either hop out on pulaski highway or philadelphia road as alternates. still a couple of incidents downtown as well, saratoga street closed in both directions between mlk and greene streets. because of that major watermain break downtown. and glen arm road at manor road, that is closed because of downed trees. and westminster pike northbound at brian daniel court, they closed that intersection as well due to a crash. and jfx at northern parkway, looks good in both directions. megan pringle has a morning news update next.
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good morning. welcome back. this is a story you'll only see here on abc2 news. our overnight photographer pete "on the street" o'neill was on the scene of this house fire on clifton avenue. crews say everyone made it out ok but appears the home is destroyed no word now on how it started. a smoke detector is being credited for saving a woman's life in east baltimore and it was installed just hours before this fire broke out in her home. the fire started around 2:00 saturday morning at the house which is in the 2600 block of mcelderly street. fire crews had been at the home just seven hours earlier
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installing smoke detectors. the woman who lives here got out ok. >> it's unfortunate she fearly lost her home in this raging fire but successful in the sense that she escaped with her life. and our program where we teach and educate the public what to do in the presence of a fire and it worked in this case. >> there's serious damage to the home but the good news, the woman who lives there is just fine. a traffic warning if you're headed downtown. public works crews are out there fixing a 40-inch water main that broke last night. thinks the 600 block of west saratoga street. the university of maryland baltimore initially planned to close lexington and saratoga buildings nearby but after water pressure was restored university officials say the building will be back open. monday business as usual there. another new york team coming to town. mark sanchez and the new york jets but really the headline with this, rex ryan. former ravens defensive guru will be up against his old
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squad tonight. asked if getting turned down as head coach with the ravens affected him he said maybe it does. tonight is sort of a homecoming but when the whistle blows, look out ravens, 8:00. stay with us for "good morning maryland" at 9:00. we'll have financial advice. "mortgage monday." and tell you about an amazing program in cecil county. see you at 9:00.
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handing my child to a complete stranger. how do i know what happens? when i leave start doing strange psychological experiment or teaching her to curse. >> we've narrowed our choices down to electroshock or blasphemy. >> baby-sitting on "thirty something." a show that defined a generation. >> i watched it every week. >> number one fan perhaps. tomorrow, the whole gang will be here, true reunion since it ended 18 years ago and a question to get you started. take a look. don't you all look at the prompter. see if you can recognize -- can
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you recognize the baby-sitter, yeah, the baby-sitter's boyfriend. can you -- >> oh. >> can you recognize him? >> of course we can. we can barely see him. >> it's brad pitt. >> no way. >> no kidding. no kidding. a lot of people wondered through, went on to famous stardom. good morning again. diane sawyer, chris cuomo, sam champion is back. robin is off and kate snow is with us too. >> also this morning, important advice for all the parents. five documents you need to have to protect your family. we'll tell you what they are and how you need to keep them. >> they can save so much heartbrake later on in your life. the story of a migrant worker who once toiled in the fields but is now heading for the stars he used to look up to and dream about. an astronaut for nasa. and it's the family story that got him there. >> all that and we love our pets more than anybody else but is it ever okay for us to be our own pet's doctor?
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are there things at home you can give your pets? some answers will be yes and some answers are going to be no. to sort it out, the world's best, marty becker will be here to tell us what we can do and what we cannot do. >> that dog is up for adoption. >> humane society. is that fifi? >> fifi. fifi rider. >> no, marty. down, marty. stay marty. >> marty also up for adoption. >> let's go to the weather first. >> we will start that way. let's get to the boards right away as everybody tries to like figure out where they're going on the show. we've got so stuff to talk about here. we haven't talked a lot about the west coast. you should know it is comfortably cool from san francisco all the way up to seattle. this is just the way a lot of folks like it. 73 to 68 degrees. the range there. l.a., 84. this is the monsoon season in the desert southwest. those storm also kind of move up closer to the rockies today which will kind of give some of you a break. phoenix, 105 and not as many storms rumbling as have this
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weekend. here's where the storms are. it moves from pierre to sioux falls to north platte and omaha and heat up during the day today and the cold front will bring afternoon thunderstorms and some could be pretty tough storms. beautiful flyby. what is an 8:30 weather without a flyby from east coast to west coast, give you a look at the entire map stopping over at dallas at 98 degrees today and that texas heat we're with you today. incredible summer of big, big heat in texas and 98 degrees continues that today. providence at about 85 today. new york, as well, we think it'll kind of get a little bit better today. we had some mess with a little front stalled right along the coast. were you here all weekend long? were you here?
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>> where are my twins? come here. hold up the sign. happy birthday. your tenth birthday. you know you're here. that's a good thing. diane? >> okay, sam. thanks. and it's commonplace to say shoot for the stars, but what about a family took on extra jobs, did everything they could, gave up everything so that one son could get the degrees that he dreamed of. well, on board tomorrow the space shuttle "discovery" will be an astronaut who once toiled as a migrant worker in the fields, but always looked up and hoped he was destined for great heights. growing up jose hernandez had always looked to the stars. the son of poor mexican migrant workers spending childhoods traveling each march picking fruits and vegetables. he was 12 years old when he learned to speak english. he was already a senior in high school hoing sugar beats.
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he heard franklin chang diaz had been chosen to orbit in space. >> we have ignition. >> reporter: for hernandez possibility. >> those experiences is essentially what makes me as an individual but more importantly i think i like to tell the story because i want to motivate the kids that are out there. >> reporter: hernandez with the support of every penny his parents had attended college. studied engineering and now is on his first mission. >> he's become such a big role model to our youth. >> i'm extremely proud of my father. >> reporter: the father of five instilled in his kids the same work ethic his parents instilled in him. at the family run restaurant in texas tierra luna spanish for earth/moon, his son works here. >> it's my second home. i'm a busboy, a waiter and
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dishwasher. i'm a -- [ speaking spanish ] >> for my own food, a cook. >> reporter: he trained among the white suits strapping in the astronauts prior to liftoff. after years of hard work, a role reversal. >> i was talking to my colleagues, the ones that do the hatch and everything wearing the white suits that i used to work right next to see i had a nice chat with them and, you know, i was looking at them and i told them, hey, guys, no offense, but, you know, wearing the orange is a lot better than wearing the white. >> reporter: the signature orange spacesuit, the honor for the man who has traveled so far. >> anything is possible if we set our minds to it. >> just hope some other little boy will be looking up from the fields, a migrant worker perhaps looking up when the space shuttle takes off and thinking that'll be be someday too. >> such a unique american dream especially to be an astronaut. what a childhood dream. >> a great year, a great year for role models in the hispanic
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community. sotomayor and now the new astronaut. >> and five children. >> five children. >> up in space it will be a little bit of a break. >> coming up next, you're going to tell us about these documents that -- >> five legal documents -- >> that cause so much heartbreak if you don't (employee 1) subject: urgent!! bob!! i need the baker file stat!! reply!! still making changes. circle back later!! what's with the yelling?
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there are big questions we all have to deal with and put them under the god forbid situation. if i'm in the hospital, what if something happens to my kids? we don't like to deal with them. at a result we don't deal with them and then something happens. we can get caught out of sorts. five very important legal documents every parent should have that will actually protect your spouse, your children and their future. what do we care about more than that? let's be honest. how do i know these things? family legal expert alexis
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martin-neely who has written "wear clean underwear" an essential guide to legal planning for busy parents. very nice to have you, alexis. this could not be more important. we do not have these documents, we need them. let's start with the big one, okay? top, top one. durable power of attorney. what is it? why do we need it. >> here's the thing about these five legal documents. yes, the durable power of attorney, critically important in case you're hospitalized. you need someone making health care decisions for you and making financial and legal decisions for you. but, chris, here's the thing. what's more important than these legal documents is that these legal documents are kept up to date because people have them. they have them and then they think everything is taken care of and the truth of the matter is, it is not. the legal system is failing them by leaving people thinking this. it's just not the case. >> how many families wind up going into bankruptcy or they start fighting amongst themselves because they don't know what care was appropriate for the family member. >> that's exactly right. if you don't keep your legal
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documents up to date, if you don't, in fact, own your assets in the right way. that's another thing people don't understand. you can have these legal documents but it your assets are not owned in the right way the legal documents are not going to work and oftentimes these legal documents are just focused on the money. you need to also be focusing on your values. >> that takes us to the next point. your health and assets, a will and a trust. >> yes, yes, you've got to have the will but more importantly is you need to have the trust and you need to have your assets owned in the trust in the right way throughout your whole lifetime. >> quid pro-demonstrata. michael jackson? >> he had five legal documents yet you see his family in court. how many types have they been there facing the public having to deal with this because ultimately his lawyers failed him. >> remember, a lot of this information, abcnews.com so don't panic because alexis is
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giving it quick because tv is quick. you have to update it because life changes it. that's how you end up in court. the house has changed, added another dependent. >> so the most important thing is that you really want to have a relationship with a lawyer that you're going to be able to turn to throughout your lifetime and that your family is going to be able to turn to after you're gone. if you just leave them a set of five legal documents, what are they going to do? >> forget it. we all worry about preservation of assets. your home is probably the most important thing you'll have. you'll get taken down by taxes and fees and attorneys if you get at them the wrong way. now, finally, our children. a kids' protection plan. this is new. people don't hear about it often. what is it. >> a kids' protection plan will make sure they're not only taken care of for the long term but short term as well. everyone needs to name legal guardians including you so we make sure you do that. that's the most important thing but you also have to think about the short term. what's going to happen right
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away if something happens to you? the kids' protection plan wills that that on but help to pass on your values. >> not to scare you but child protective services once they take control of the child because there isn't someone immediate it can be difficult. a whole process to go through to prove yourself as worthy of that child. it can prove hairy. >> you never want your kids taken out of your home or don't want a court deciding who raises them, a judge who doesn't know you. you want to be the one deciding this. that's what the kids' protection plan is. >> what percentage of people have these in place. >> 69% of people have never done any legal planning at all. 31% of parents have, but many of them are making one of six common mistakes and that's what we need to help them prevent is think about the right things when you're narping guardians. really look at how do you want your kids to be raised. how do you want health care decisions made, education decisions. how do you want the money to be taken care of. >> get it on paper with someone who knows how to protect what's important to you. alexis, great advice.
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go to abcnews.com. can you get it all there. thanks to you. also on twitter, by the way. if you want to talk to alexis on twitter if you want to talk to her. when we come back, dr. marty becker is here with a beautiful dog for adoption and remedies for your pets. explain. oh yea, well for 6 months, customers get all three: fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a month. oh, alright, see...
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she expects look 17 might be the one. so she shops target. where they've always got her back for back to school. target. expect more. pay less. what would you -- look at this. this is cute. you do. you are tempted by the way to just start talking with the dog and doing hand motions. this is fifi. what would you do if your pet got sick and couldn't get to a great vet like marty becker? are there things in your house that you could give them?
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our vet, our best vet, dr. marty becker is here with us today. marty, this is a very good thing. i've talked to a lot of people about pets. what they give their pets. we're talking about aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen. start there. ever okay? >> first of all, what we're going to talk about today is not a substitute to see a veterinarian. here's what might happen. hurricane katrina, a heavy snowstorm. it's late at night. >> on vacation. >> you're driving between towns and you can't get to the veterinarian. and so these are products designed where you call a veterinarian, ask for a recommendation and probably do a follow-up visit. >> but you should at least talk to them even if you're going to give your vet something from the house, you should have at least talked to the vet. >> call the vet first. >> and so the add spring, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, ever okay to give them. >> no, no, no, no. >> no, no, and no. >> four nos. all those products unless you talk to a veterinarian can cause problems, last year 10,000 calls to asp, animal poison control
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because of people giving these medications to the vet. sometimes they tell you to do it but tell you the pore dosage to use. >> remember, i mean i'm almost 200 pounds. fifi is probably 10 pounds if that so you can't give them. >> i actually see those kind of problems myself. >> regular household stuff. cotton swab, can you use anything like this, flour? >> what we want to tell you from a pet that has, you know, chronic diarrhea where you use electrolytes, canned pumpkin with a cat with a hairball the a wound, put ky jelly on to prevent contamination on the way to the vet. a lot of stuff that's in your cup board. >> can you use q-tips. >> i'll show you a good use for a torn nail. >> foods that, you know, we eat. we sometimes think if it's good for us it's good for the dog. >> a lot of times you end up cleaning up a mess if you give them something off the table. which you don't want to do. >> better to let them love the
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dog food and cat food they have. tell me about benadryl. if drogs have allergies, how do you know. >> here the other time you might to use them. allergic reaction or pet poisoning and your vet needs you to start treatment. last week my daughter with a little pug bruce pushed in face, hard to breathe in the summertime got into a dead mouse carcass that had bees on it and stung the dog in the muzzle. the doctor may tell you to use benadryl, 25 milligrams -- all the dosages on abcnews.com. but call your veterinarian. >> but benadryl is okay if your dog is having an allergic reaction. a tiny amount might be okay. hydrogen peroxide. >> three weeks ago at the hospital somebody calls up -- got into decon, rat poisoning, sometimes they'll tell you to use it so you give hydrogen peroxide. one teaspoon for five pounds of
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body weight. causes them to vomit it back up. >> if they get into a poison and you've called your vet to say we're on our way they might tell you to induce the dog. >> induce the vomit. >> okay. pepto-bismol. >> about stomach upset. can't use this in cats. has an aspirin-like substance. >> never cats but for dogs. >> works very well and here you got a cut, okay, or you have -- you can use cornstarch or regular household flour, a use q-tip. has one of those claws that are torn and bleeding. put it right on the end of it. it stops the bleeding. >> and save the carpet and floor and everything else because you're not having the dog or catwalk around with blood all over the floor all the time. that's smart. >> bee sting. make a paste with baking soda. neutralizes the venom and take a credit card and scrape the venom sack off and make a paste, let it dry. >> that's exactly, by the way, the one thing you would do for you and i. >> do the same thing for your
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pet. then finally i see some eyewash solution. >> you think about it. i have a wound. how am i going to flush it out? i don't have sterile saline? yes, i do. contact lens solution. >> that's sterile and no other chemicals in it. in most cases it's just sterile saline and rinse out if a dog has gotten in a pete. >> but your vet would tell you to use it. then take your pet to the vet for follow-up. >> thank you. if you need his tips get them from our website, abcnews.com. click on "gma" and by the way, dogs like fifi, get them at the hue main society of new york where all the pets that come on our show are from. explain.
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8:56. temperatures not moving much because we've been socked in with the added cloud cover. a little peak of sunshine here and there, 72 sparrows point. 73 glen burnie and annapolis. 67 westminster. the rain really confined to the lower eastern shore and southern maryland now pushing out off the beaches. been a few sprinkles around the dc beltway. for the time being we're currently dry but we expect to have this frontal boundary get more active through the afternoon as we try to bring in slightly cooler weather compared to the heat and humidity locked in around the eastern shore and chesapeake. today, partly sunny, a chance of afternoon storms so keep the umbrella handy. high temperature or two-degree guarantee of 85. let's check the roads with kim. >> thank you. the earlier traffic delays we had on southbound 95 at whitemarsh boulevard thinned out a lot. i won't say completely but significantly. we still have volume headed to
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the beltway. those are residual delays from the earlier accident that had been cleared away from the right lanes on southbound 95 but we have other things going on. saratoga street remains closed in both directions between mlk and greene streets. keep that in mind if you're headed downtown. pennsylvania avenue is probably your best bet. parkville, glen arm road at manor road remains closed because of the downed tree. getting word of a tree in the roadway, outer loop past eastern boulevard exit and westminster pike at brian daniel closed because of an earlier crash. and jfx at northern parkway, moving well in both directions. we'll be right back with "good morning maryland." explain.
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